August 9 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Austrian and German troops are striking hard at the retreating lines of the Russians in Poland. Berlin today recorded the forcing of the Vistula at Warsaw and the taking of Praga on the east bank, while Austrian reports declare the Russian armies falling back in the Vicprz region have been divided by telling blows. The Germans continue to advance eastward from Praga.
The world’s largest aerial navigation school will go into action at Hondo today, when cadets march to their first classes in academic buildings.
Amid reports of a second atomic bomb being dropped on Nagasaki, Russia declared war on Japan and immediately sent troops across the eastern and western borders of Manchuria.
A new telephone exchange designated as “Circle” will provide 1,000 additional telephones in San Antonio’s business district, Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. officials announced today.